Congratulations are in order for comedy titan Amy Schumer and acclaimed chef/author/farmer Chris Fischer, who got married this week in a secret ceremony in Malibu that was attended by 80 of their closest friends and family members. The comedian and the farmer were rumored to be dating for about six months, but they only made it Instagram official earlier this week. The guest list for Tuesday’s wedding ceremony included Larry David, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
If you watch TV or go to the movies with any frequency, you’re probably familiar with Schumer’s work, but her husband keeps a decidedly lower profile. Fischer is perhaps best known as the author of The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook, a collection of recipes and stories that celebrate the history of his family’s five-acre parcel of land on Martha’s Vineyard. The book won a 2016 James Beard Award in the category of “American Cooking.” Before settling down in his hometown, Fischer worked in a handful of big restaurants in cities around the world. His CV includes stints at Babbo in New York City and the River Cafe in London, and he also worked on Alice Waters’s Rome Sustainable Food Project.
If you are #lucky enough to find yourself in #marthasvineyard this #weekend or any other, you must stop by @beetlebungfarm, founded in 1961. Chef Chris Fischer is the grandson of the farm's original owner and is doing some truly amazing things. Check out their #instagram page and all of their beautiful #produce and #meat, sold at their #market- alongside our imported #pasta and #olive oil. We couldn't be among better company!! Congrats to Chris and the Fischer Family, we're proud to work with you! The Marcelli's are comin' for dinner! ❤️
Fischer occasionally throws elaborate dinners in the Beetlebung greenhouse, but most of his day is spent tending to the farm. A few years ago, the chef told Vox Creative: “I find myself delivering piglets one day and picking up goats in Vermont another and roasting a pig for my grandmother’s birthday one night then driving to New York to deliver fish, or even getting out on the water myself and fishing.”
Fischer also recently told Boston Magazine that he wants to raise enough funds to buy the family farm and open a restaurant on it someday. “After years of working for other people, my intuition is, ‘I’m doing this on my own terms,’” he explained.
Mazel tov to Amy and Chris, the farm-to-Hollywood couple du jour.
• Amy Schumer and Chef Chris Fischer Are Married! [People]
• Chef Chris Fischer Debuts Beetlebung Farm Market [Boston Magazine]
• ‘Yup’: Amy Schumer marries chef Chris Fischer [LA Times]